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Archive for May, 2007

Allegations of simulated and actual child pornography in Second Life have attracted the attention of mainstream international press outlets including the BBC, the CBC, and Australia’s The Age. Linden Lab says that it is cooperating with authorities, and that it has banned the accounts of two users (a 27 year old woman and a 54 [...]

Virtually Blind periodically runs “quicklinks” — items that are not long enough for a full story, but are worth a click. Here’s today’s batch: Several sites are reporting that Germany joins the list of concerned countries (who aren’t the US) that are looking into sex and pornography crimes in Second Life. This time, it’s an [...]

Okay, okay. I give. I revisited “There” today after getting an invitation for a tour (and also a fair bit of well-deserved crap) in the comments to an earlier post where I criticized There for looking like a toy, having a terrible interface, and limiting me to an ugly orange shirt. I didn’t manage to [...]

The Second Life News Network is running a short piece on another scam in Second Life. This time it’s someone allegedly selling empty boxes labeled as celebrity skins via an in-world store called “Like a Celebrity.” The alleged scammer used the avatar ‘Brenda Balczo’ (‘Balczo’ did not respond to a request for an interview). The [...]

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